Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Unexcused Absences and Truancy [8 VAC 20 ‑ 730]
Action New regulations to govern the collection and reporting of truancy -related data and provide guidance on school attendance policy
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 12/2/2015
Previous Comment     Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
11/20/15  3:11 pm
Commenter: Elaine Cranford


Comment- the proposed regulatory changes make no atttempt to collect data on excessive absenteeism and the meetings and interventions that are conducted to address this issue.


Comment- The statute assumes that the parent will be responsive in providing excuses when their student is absent. Conferences are often held regarding "unexcused" absences that the parent will later provide an excuse for after the fact.  This situation can result in overwhelming numbers of students with unexcused absences and unrealistic time frame expectations for meetings to be held.


CommentID: 42605